Dunno where you're located smitz, but our part-time crew is tapping 5 days a week, weather permitting, in Brady's Run Park in Beaver County. We welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand and we'll even feed you lunch! Just be prepared to climb steep hills while packed down like a mule. PM me if you're interested.
Thanks for the offer but Im in washington county near green county
As much as Id like to check it out its kinda far to drive
Plus us southerens won't cross more than one river unless its a medical emergency...lol
I never figured it out. Probably about the same as maples. So far I have made only about a half gallon of walnut syrup a year. According to a book I have, Maples, Walnuts, Hickory, Sycamore and Birches all yield syrup producing sap. The Birch sap doesn't run until much later in the spring though.
Just an update...weather finally warmed up enough to melt off the ice and get things running here yesterday. First round of collecting brought in 3000 gallons of sugar water. Started cooking this morning and collected another 1000 gallons this afternoon. Hope this is an early sign of a good season.